The North's leading specialist family law firm with clients nationwide
The pre-eminent firm in the North - an undoubted leader
One of the best England has to offer
"Genuinely brilliant expertise wedded to a caring and thoughtful approach that makes it truly peerless"
- Legal 500
We are a specialist family law firm with an enviable reputation for dealing with all aspects of separation, divorce, civil partnerships, nuptial agreements and children issues.
Our experience and outstanding client service is recognised with consistent top rankings for family law in the North in the respected legal guides Legal 500 and Chambers UK. The latter describes Silk Family Law as “worthy of national recognition”.
Operating from offices in the heart of Newcastle city centre, in the tranquil surroundings of Aske Stables, on the Zetland Estate, North Yorkshire (close to the A1) and on Park Row, Leeds, we also see clients in consulting rooms in York and London.
Services we offer...
Divorce & Separation
Going through separation or divorce can be incredibly painful and the practical and financial consequences far-reaching.
Nuptial Agreements & Asset Protection
If you and your partner enter into a pre- or post-nuptial agreement, you can determine in advance how your assets will be shared should you separate.
Disagreement can occur when it comes to making decisions about the future arrangements for children.
Statistics show that cohabiting couples are also far more likely to separate than those who are married.
The resolution of financial issues upon divorce can often be complex, requiring an understanding of accounts, pensions, trusts and tax issues.
Injunctions & Emergency Relief
We act swiftly and decisively to obtain protection against domestic violence, the removal of children from the jurisdiction and the dissipation of financial assets.
The dissolution of Civil Partnerships can raise difficult legal issue which we can help to resolve.
Our specialist team has a wealth of knowledge and practical experience in advising on claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975.
Read our latest blog posts...
Resolving child education disputes between separated families
This article by Silk Family Law partner Harriet Reid was first published in the Yorkshire Post 'Country Week' supplement on Saturday 12th September 2...
“Conscious Uncoupling” – did Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have it right all along?
When Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announced in 2014 that they were “consciously uncoupling” they were met with mockery and derision. Six ...